If you have poor financial credit, many banks will consider you a risk. This includes when you have bounced checks, kited checks, accrued NSF fees, or even had a negative balance for a specific amount of time. Oftentimes, once your poor credit has been noticed you will no longer be extended the opportunity to bank with ChexSystems banks.
ChexSystems carries a customer’s information in their database for 5 years. This can be difficult to overcome without the assistance of banks and credit unions that are willing to extend their services to individuals with questionable financial credit.
Most states have what are sometimes called ‘last chance banks’ or ‘non-ChexSystems banks’ which provide services to customers with bad credit. These financial institutions accept you, knowing that you are a risk. They do, however, sometimes require a security deposit be kept on file. This is to protect the bank in the off chance that your account end up in a negative again.
Oregon has one financial institution that is a Non ChexSystems Banks. While this is not as many banks as other states, it is good that there is at least this one. This bank allows you to have a banking account available to be able to pay your bills with checks instead of having to use cash or money orders. You may want to start with this bank and see if they can provide the services you are looking for.
Please note that the information about non chexsystems banks changes each year (even month). We cannot guarantee any of the banks listed won’t do a non chexsystems check (though at the time of compiling, these banks don’t require a chexsystems check). You will have to call the banks to see.
If you have problems opening up a bank account, the best solution is to open up an online bank account here.
Nonchexsystems Banks in Oregon
- Home Street Bank (206) 389-6309